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Tips for Conducting a Seamless Virtual Job Interview

March 20, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you are like many companies making adjustments to prioritize the health and safety of your employees and communities amid the coronavirus crisis, you may be considering transitioning from in-person candidate interviews to virtual interviews. Preparation for a virtual interview is an important part of the process.

2020-05-11T12:58:34-07:00May 1, 2020|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing|0 Comments

How to Adapt Your Interview Follow Up to the New World of COVID-19

April 23, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on companies, but even as employers are downsizing their workforces, many companies are also continuing their recruiting and hiring process. If you have been fortunate enough to land one or more interviews during this uncertain time, it’s important to follow up, but how do you approach hiring managers who are likely stressed and overwhelmed?

2020-05-11T13:03:59-07:00March 1, 2020|Interviewing, Job Seekers|0 Comments

How to Respond to “Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview

February 12, 2020 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Open-ended questions like “Tell me about yourself” are frequently asked at the beginning of interviews to get the conversation started. It’s natural to be thrown by these kinds of questions, according to the Indeed Career Guide.

2020-05-11T13:07:12-07:00February 12, 2020|Interviewing, Job Seekers, Networking|0 Comments

Don’t Put the Brakes on Your Job Search during the Holidays

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Many job seekers take a break from their job search during the holiday season, but experienced career counselors suggest that you keep your foot on the job search pedal instead. The month of December can be a great time to stay focused on your job search because managers are often pushing to fill jobs before their current budget year ends.

Focus Your New Year’s Resolutions on Landing a Job in 2020

December 9, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If you want to land a new job in 2020, now is the perfect time to commit to actions that will move you forward on your career path. While you can look for a new job or take the next step in your career at any time, there’s something about a new year that can inspire us to make positive changes. As 2019 draws to a close, try focusing your New Year’s resolutions on steps you can take to bring you closer to a new job in 2020.

Ghosting Candidates Could Adversely Affect Your Future Recruiting

November 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
If your hiring managers and recruiters are not following up with interviewed candidates who are not hired, your company is ghosting those candidates. There are a variety of reasons why companies ghost job candidates. Having the time and personnel to follow up with each candidate can be challenging.

2020-05-12T20:56:49-07:00November 12, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing, Job Fairs|0 Comments

Attracting Passive Candidates: Your Next Great Hires May Not Be Looking for a Job

November 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Since most currently employed workers are not actively looking for another job, recruiting passive candidates requires a multi-layered and more proactive recruitment process in order to find and persuade them to consider a new job. However, pursuing passive candidates is worth the additional effort.

2020-05-12T21:53:23-07:00November 12, 2019|Employers, Hiring, Interviewing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Explain Employment Gaps on Your Resume

October 15, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Gaps in employment history can be one of the most challenging issues a job seeker faces. Gaps in employment history can be one of the most challenging issues a job seeker faces. A recent study showed that job applicants who gave a reason for their employment gap received close to 60% more interviews than those who did not, and among applicants who provided a reason for their work gap, those who said they received additional training or education ended up with the highest callback rate.

2020-05-11T13:13:08-07:00October 15, 2019|Hiring, Interviewing, Job Seekers, Resume|0 Comments

Target Companies to Find the Right Fit for You

August 12, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
Targeting companies that seem like a good match for your skills and experience and align with your values and goals could be an important step in your job search process. Identifying and researching organizations that feel like the right fit for you can be an effective and possibly more productive approach than applying for every job opening you see.

Jumpstart Your Job Search with Inspirational TED Talks

July 11, 2019 | Tri-Valley Career Center
A TED talk is a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world. TED Conferences posts TED talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading.”